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Most of Fort McMurray spared as wildfire grows outside of oil town

Most of Fort McMurray spared as wildfire grows outside of oil town The massive fire that claimed 2,400 buildings in Fort McMurray, Canada continues to burn, but fortunately away from city limits.Local officials estimate that 85% to 90% of Fort McMurray was spared by the more than weeklong blaze.

Hug a tree while you still can: U.S. forests are disappearing

Hug a tree while you still can: U.S. forests are disappearing The Amazon rainforest and Indonesia's peat swamps aren't the only places suffering from deforestation.When forests are closely knit together, the wildlife, plants and soil can share nutrients and thrive.

Kind stranger picks up firefighters' $400 Denny's bill after they tackled huge blaze

Kind stranger picks up firefighters' $400 Denny's bill after they tackled huge blaze A group of firefighters had just finished tackling the La Cadena Fire in La Loma Hills in Southern California when they headed to their local Denny's restaurant for a meal.Little did they know, they wouldn't be parting with any money on this particular occasion.

Canada's forests are on fire, and the smoke is headed for the Arctic's vulnerable ice

Canada's forests are on fire, and the smoke is headed for the Arctic's vulnerable ice This smoke is working its way to the high Arctic, where it could speed up the melting of sea and land ice.Although the Suomi NPP satellite is quite new, the satellite aerosol index dates back to the Nimbus-7 satellite in 1978, giving scientists a longer data set.